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Pacific Media Watch is compiled for Asia Pacific Report as a regional media freedom and educational resource by a network of journalists, students, stringers and commentators.

OBITUARY:  A personal reflection by Scott Waide in Lae Australian-born former PNG cabinet minister and Madang businessman Sir Sir Peter Leslie Charles Barter, 82 --...

RNZ News Draft legislation which would see state broadcasters RNZ and TVNZ subsumed into a new entity has been published ahead of its introduction to...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk Following the United Kingdom’s decision to extradite Julian Assange to face trial in the United States, the International Federation of Journalists’...

ANALYSIS: By Holly Cullen, The University of Western Australia and Amy Maguire, University of Newcastle Last week on June 17 2022, UK Home Secretary Priti...

By Loreben Tuquero in Manila On social media, Ferdinand Marcos Jr needed to have all pieces in place to stage a Malacañang comeback: he had...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk A media freedom advocacy group has called on New Zealand to end its silence over the Julian Assange case in what...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk The UK government’s decision to uphold the application by the US Department of Justice to extradite Australian publisher Julian Assange imperils...

The bullet that killed journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Video: Ala Jazeera investigation Pacific Media Watch newsdesk An investigation by Al Jazeera has obtained an image of...

COMMENTARY: By John Minto A detailed study of the killing of journalists released this week by Countercurrents shows that Israel leads the world in this...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk The "sorry saga" of former Breakfast celebrated host Kamahl Santamaria's abrupt departure from Television New Zealand last month has created a...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned a media blackout imposed on events during Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s 10-day tour of...

Pacific Media Watch Appalled by French reporter Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff’s death in Ukraine on Monday, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called for a transparent investigation into...

By Sue Ahearn of The Pacific Newsroom in Canberra Pacific journalists must be allowed to do their jobs, says the head of journalism at the...

RNZ Pacific The Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) has urged its members to boycott a media conference for a visiting Chinese delegation in protest...

Policy failure over the last eight years -- including a massive cut to the ABC’s international funding -- has weakened Australia’s voice in the...

The global response to the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Video: Al Jazeera COMMENTARY: By Gavin Ellis of Knightly Views Nothing justifies the...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk Israel's fatal shooting of leading Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh as she covered clashes in the West Bank city of...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk Aotearoa New Zealand's chair of the Māori Council, Matthew Tūkākī, has revealed the degree of "horrific abuse" he has been facing...

By Vijay Narayan and Naveel Krishant in Suva The Fijian Media Association says the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) 2020 World Press Freedom Index report is...

RNZ Pacific Fiji has been ranked as the worst place in the Pacific region for journalists in the latest assessment by the global press freedom...

By Luke Nacei in Suva Fiji has no place for a partisan media using press freedom as a blank cheque to be a mouthpiece of...

By Anish Chand in Lautoka Fiji’s use of legislation to criminalise the work of journalists who publicise “contrary to the public or national interest” is...